1080p Projectors for the Ultimate Home Theater

1080p projectors are the ideal solution for top of the line home theater performance. When making your choice, consider throw distance and lens shift features (if needed) to make sure the model you want can be installed comfortably into your intended viewing room. All models are sufficiently bright for dark room viewing on screens up to 110" diagonal. However, some are brighter and can accommodate ambient light or larger screen sizes.

Epson 3700 3 LCD Highly Rated
The $1,499 Epson Home Cinema 3700 full HD home theater projector is the somewhat brighter near twin of the $1,299 Epson Home Cinema 310... more»
Epson 3100 3 LCD Editor's Choice
In Epson's current line of home theater projectors, their Home Cinema 3100 at $1299 is a step up in price from the entry level Home Cin... more»
Acer H6502BD DLP Highly Rated
Pairing a 3400-lumen rating with a $699 street price--and widely available online for a bit less--the Acer H6502BD is one of the bright... more»
Optoma GT5500 DLP Highly Rated
The Optoma GT5500 home entertainment projector stands out for its combination of ultra short throw, 3,500 lumen brightness, and low str... more»
Epson 6040UB 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Epson Pro Cinema 6040UB is an all new 4K-enhanced home theater projector that replaces the earlier Pro Cinema 6030UB. Though there ... more»
Acer P6500 DLP Highly Rated
The Acer P6500 stands out as an extraordinary price value for both conference room and classroom applications. Its combination of light... more»
BenQ HT2150ST DLP Editor's Choice
The BenQ HT2150ST Gaming Projector is as perfect a projector for serious gaming as we have yet seen. It combines a rapid 16 ms input la... more»
ViewSonic LS820 DLP Highly Rated
The ViewSonic LS820 is a full HD (1920x1080) 3D home theater projector with two killer features that fully justify its $2999 MAP price.... more»
LG PF1000U DLP Highly Rated
The LG PF1000U is in a class by itself. It is, in a nutshell, a portable big screen, full HD 1080p TV. It weighs under 5 lbs so you can... more»
Optoma HD142x DLP Highly Rated
Optoma's new HD142X full HD home theater projector puts up a gorgeous image with good contrast, natural flesh tones, and plenty of shad... more»
Sony HW45ES SXRD Highly Rated
For $1999, in today's market the Sony VPL-HW45ES is a stand out performer for both dark room home theater and less formal home entertai... more»
BenQ MH530 DLP Highly Rated
BenQ lists the $599 MH530 as a home entertainment projector, but it's actually an inexpensive crossover model for home, office, and edu... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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dB:
dB or decibel is a measure of relative loudness. 0 dB is the threshold of hearing. 60 dB is equivalent to normal conversation. 120 to 140 dB is the threshold of pain such as a jackhammer or gun shot. 10 db of change will double the loudness.

Return Loss:
Phenomenon of outgoing signals to reflect back on themselves on cables longer than ΒΌ of a wavelength. Measured in dB where lower is better.

Closed Caption:
Closed caption (CC) superimposes a transcript of the audio portion of a video program over the program image. Its primary use is to provide people that are deaf or hard of hearing the opportunity to read a transcript of the audio as it is being played. Closed Caption is also helpful for people learning to read or learning a foreign language. Closed Caption can also be used to display text unrelated to the program being viewed, such as weather or news.

Lens Shift:
The purpose of "lens shift" is to eliminate keystone correction and provide greater flexibility in the placement of the projector relative to the screen or the alignment of stacked projectors. This is accomplished by allowing the optical lens to be physically shifted vertically and/or horizontally. These adjustments may be manual or motorized depending on the projector. See horizontal lens shift and vertical lens shift for typical adjustment ranges.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Sony HW45ES
2.  Optoma HD142x
3.  Epson 5040UB
4.  BenQ HT2050
5.  Epson 3100
6.  Optoma GT1080
7.  Panasonic AE8000
8.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
9.  Epson 3700
10.  Optoma HD27
11.  BenQ HT2150ST
12.  Optoma HD141X
13.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
14.  BenQ HT3050
15.  BenQ TH670
16.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
17.  Epson 6040UB
18.  Optoma GT5500
19.  Optoma HD26
20.  LG PF1500
21.  Optoma HD28DSE
22.  Sony HW65ES
23.  BenQ MH530
24.  Epson Home Cinema 3500
25.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
26.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
27.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
28.  Epson Europe TW9300
29.  BenQ HT4050
30.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600
31.  Epson 4040
32.  Optoma HD50
33.  BenQ W1110
34.  Epson Home Cinema 3020
35.  Epson Home Cinema 3000
36.  Acer H6510BD
37.  JVC DLA-X570
38.  Epson 5040UBe
39.  JVC DLA-RS420
40.  BenQ HT1070
41.  Acer H6517ST
42.  Optoma HD25-LV
43.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
44.  Epson LS10500
45.  Epson 3900
46.  LG HF80JA
47.  Optoma HD37
48.  Acer H6502BD
49.  LG PF1000UW
50.  Epson Pro LS10000
51.  Panasonic PT-AT6000E
52.  BenQ BH3020
53.  BenQ HT6050
54.  JVC DLA-RS520
55.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
56.  JVC X5000BE
57.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600W
58.  ViewSonic LS820
59.  Epson Home Cinema 3600e
60.  JVC DLA-RS620
61.  BenQ W8000
62.  Acer Z650
63.  JVC DLA-X770
64.  JVC DLA-X970
65.  Epson Europe TW9300W
66.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200
67.  Acer H7550ST
68.  Epson Home Cinema 5025UB
69.  Optoma HD161X-WHD
70.  Epson Pro 6030UB
71.  Optoma HD90
72.  Vivitek H1188
73.  Epson Europe EH-TW7200
74.  Panasonic PT-AH1000E
75.  JVC FH50